Tails of Recovery: Addicts and the Pets That Love Them

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Central Recovery Press, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 173 pages
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For the past twenty-five years, professionals have been making amazing discoveries concerning pets, animals, and the treatment of disease. They have found that while a pet can be a good friend, a close partner, and a comforting companion, it can also lower your blood pressure and heart rate, ease anxiety and stress, lessen depression, and have an impact on other illnesses in myriad ways. When used therapeutically, pets have been shown to help many people, including recovering addicts, with issues of honesty, control, anger, hostility, trust, and self-esteem, as well as experiencing the healing power of unconditional love.

Tails of Recovery is a narrative examination of the disease of addiction, its effects on the pets in addicts' lives before and after recovery, and how pets aid the recovery and healing process.

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About the author (2009)

Nancy A. Schenck: Nancy Schenck has over twenty-one years of publishing experience and has worked as a copywriter and editor. After losing her best dog friend, Happy, in a tragic event when she was fifteen, Schenck descended into the life of an out-of-control drug addict until she almost died of an overdose in 1982. She has been in recovery since then and found the strength to write her first book, Tails of Recovery, as part of the grieving process for her pet she lost over forty years ago.

Schenck lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her partner, Tony, and their "baby," Sophie, a Labrador mix they rescued in 2006.

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